New Delhi, 7 June: Pham Sanh Chau, Ambassador of Viet Nam to India, Nepal & Bhutan, distributed COVID relief material to various Indian institutes and bodies in an online & offline “Relief Presentation Ceremony”.
The monetary aid, collected by various individuals and the Government of Vietnam is part of the overall material the first batch of the gift sent by the Vietnamese Government and People of Vietnam comprising of 109 ventilators and 50 oxygen concentrators arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on 21 May 2021.
While distributing the material Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau said, “India is facing challenging times fighting against Covid 19. We are incredibly sad to see the challenging situation and feel for the people who are suffering.”
He added that the Government of Vietnam and its people have decided that in these difficult times they will contribute with 200 Oxygen ventilators, 75 concentrators are being distributed.
A ship carrying 1300 Oxygen Cylinders, 100 concentrators and 50,000 masks along with other medicines and relief material as well medicines has already been dispatched to India, he said.
The aid distributed by Bhikkhuni Vietnam Khatsi Buddhist School & The Vietnam Buddhist University, Ho Chi Minh City totaling to Rs 1,36,53,000 comprised of 35 ventilators.
The equipment were donated to Gurudwara Committee, Patshahi Dasween, Vasavi hospital, Indo – Vietnam solidarity committee, Indian Importers Chambers Of Commerce & Industry, Indo – Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnamese Honorary Consul Office in Nepal, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Nepalese Friends.
Likewise, Shiv Shakti Sewa Samiti Bike Ambulance, Friends of Vietnam, Nepal, Siddharthanagar Chamber Of Commerce And Industry, Nepal, Fikr Foundation & International Buddhist Confederation also received the supplies.